Sports News of Wed, 14 Mar 20188

George Afriyie insists Latif Blessing will not naturalise for USA

Talented Ghanaian youngster Latif Blessing will not switch nationality to play for the USA according to Ghana FA Vice President George Afriyie.

The 2015/16 Ghana Premier League Player of the Year is yet to feature for the senior national team, the Black Stars despite a decent season in the MLS last season.

Blessing was givena call up into the national team ahead of Ghana’s participation in the 2017 AFCON by coach Avram Grant but was dropped when the final list was released.

The uncertainty surrounding whether he will ever be called to play for the national team compelled the youngster to hint of switching nationality to play for USA.

However, George Afriyie, a Director of Liberty Professionals – Blessing’s former club says he is still confident the player will not make the decision to switch nationality

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“I don’t think that Latif is going to switch nationalities.

“He is my son and I don’t think there is anything like that.

“Sometimes players get very frustrated because he is playing very well and so he thinks it is time to get a call up to the Black Stars.

“Let us leave that to the coach because if the coach sees him in his plans he will definitely give him a call up,” he stated.

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